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Title: Search and Discovery Across Collections: The IMLS Digital Collections and Content Project
Author(s): Cole, Timothy W.; Shreeves, Sarah L.
Subject(s): Metadata Collection level description Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI PMH)
Abstract: In the fall of 2002 the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to implement a collection registry and item-level metadata repository for digital collections and content created by or associated with projects funded under the IMLS National Leadership Grant (NLG) program. When built, the registry and metadata repository will facilitate retrieval of information about digital content related to past and present NLG projects. The process of creating these services also is allowing us to research and gain insight into the many issues associated with implementing such services and the magnitude of the potential benefit and utility of such services as a way to connect, bring together, and make more visible a broad range of heterogeneous digital content. This paper describes the genesis of our project, the rationale for architectural design decisions, challenges faced, and our progress to date.
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Emerald
Citation Info: Post-Print (final draft post-refereeing): Cole, T.W. & Shreeves, S.L. (2004). Search and discovery across collections: The IMLS Digital Collections and Content Project. Library Hi Tech 22(3): 307-322.
Genre: Article
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/121
DOI: 10.1108/07378830410560107
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed: is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS: 2006-09-20
 

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